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Jewish communities of British Columbia historical collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1858-2000]

The collection consists of documents and photographs intentionally assembled collection of discrete items documenting the following areas: the occupational pursuits of B.C. and Yukon Jewry; the organized religious life of Jews in B.C.; leisure activities; and the membership and good works of organizations formed to aid and represent the Jewish community, such as the National Council of Jewish Women. There is also a wide range of individual and family portraits, and photographs of headstones.

Brunswick Cannery (Canoe Pass) fonds

  • CA DMA CR-108
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880]-1942

The fonds consists of records generated by the operation of the Brunswick Cannery on Canoe Pass from 1897 to 1926, under the ownership of the Brunswick Cannery Company, and after 1902, under the ownership of the British Columbia Packers Association and British Columbia Fishing and Packing Company Ltd. The fonds also includes records belonging to the Anglo American Canning Company Ltd. probably because the company's president, Francis Griffin Bell, became the manager of Brunswick Cannery for the Association in 1902. The fonds includes licenses, contracts, financial and fishermen's records generated by daily operations, plant inventories, and correspondence. The records are not complete. The records reflect its operation as a branch of the British Columbia Packers Association and therefore give insight into the operation of the Association. The fonds has been arranged into 9 series: annual reports, correspondence, financial records, fishermen's records, Francis G. Bell family records, legal records, miscellaneous material, personnel records, and plant inventories.

Brunswick Cannery (Canoe Pass, B.C.)

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR030
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1979

The fonds consists of lists of death and burial records of Chinese persons in Victoria, BC, 1902-1923; Chinese deceased in Canada, 1937; leave permits issued to the Chinese Hospital in Vancouver, Victoria, and other areas of B.C., 1908-1909; donation and fundraising records, subscription booklets, records of income and expenditures, receipts, Free Miners Certificates, national bonds, 1884-1912; population data; correspondence from the Commander in Shanghai, 1932; minutes of the Chinese Public School; correspondence regarding donations for victims of famines, droughts, and floods in China, and booklets recording donations; records of the Chinese Hospital, including report books on patients, doctor order books and consultation forms, 1956-1976.

The death and burial records series, 1902-1923 consists of: medical certificates of death for Chinese persons in Victoria, BC; and burial permits for Chinese persons in Victoria, BC, including permits issued by the Chinese Benevolent Cemetery Company.

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (Victoria, B.C.)

Fort Steele Public School fonds

  • CA FTST MS 41
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1933

Fonds consists of a minute book for the Fort Steele School Board from 1892-1933. Minutes include financial reports.

Fort Steele Public School

Rossland Club fonds

  • CA RMDC MS 3
  • Fonds
  • [1898-1969]

Fonds consist of textual records of the Rossland Club from 1898-1969. Includes constitution, history, minutes, correspondence, financial reports, legal reports, reports, lists, licences, and ephemera.

Rossland Club

Kamloops Farmers' Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1898-1916

The fonds consists of a membership list, an invoice for the per capita grant and a statement of intent. The statement establishes a committee to draw out a Farmers' Platform in consultation with every "Institute Agricultural Association, Fruitgrowers' Association, Dairymen's Association and other authorities in B.C."

Kamloops Farmers' Institute

National Council of Jewish Women, Vancouver Section fonds

  • CA JHS A.1998.009, A.2008.003
  • Fonds
  • 1902-2004

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records generated mainly by the local section including: textual records; photographs; sound recordings; and moving images. Records generated by the National Council for Jewish Women Canada are included as the policies, procedures and activities of the local branch influenced, and were influenced by the larger administrative body. The records were generated by members of the Board of Directors and members at large. Series 1, minutes, contains a fairly complete record of proceedings from the 1950s to the 1990s while earlier minutes may be found embedded in Series 3, President’s subject files and Series 12, Program, project and subject files.

The fonds is arranged into 16 series: Minutes; Correspondence; President’s subject files; Annual reports; Local publications; Financial statements; Clippings; Directories; Membership lists; Ephemera; National publications; Program, project and subject files; Scrapbooks; Audio recordings; Moving Images; and Photographs.

National Council of Jewish Women, Vancouver Section

The Loyal Orange Lodge 1642 Royal Arch Purple fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1907-1946

The fonds is divided into two series and fonds consists of a ledger containing financial accounts, minutes, and annual returns.

The Loyal Orange Lodge 1642 Royal Arch Purple

Edward Charles Turner fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1909 - 1971

The fonds is divided into eighteen series. Nine series include report cards, mementoes, receipts, permits, course notes, air raid literature, financial statements for the Rifle club, political correspondence, a statement of British Columbia Government policy, pamphlets, and school scribblers from his early life. Nine series include minutes and budgets from his Salmon Arm community involvement.

Turner, Edward Charles

Nemetz family fonds

  • CA JHS A.2008.016, A.2011.018
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-2012]

The fonds consists of photographs and textual records from various members of the Nemetz family, including the Dayson family, the Barnett family, and the Fader family.

The fonds is arranged into four series: Nathan Nemetz scrapbooks and photograph albums (photocopies); Textual records; Photographs; Audio/Visual.

Nemetz family

Salmon Arm General Hospital Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913-1958

The fonds is divided into three series and consists of a record book , financial statements/auditor reports, and ephemera.

Salmon Arm General Hospital

Mt. Ida Women’s Institute

  • Fonds
  • 1915-1981

The fonds consists of one series containing one minute book that spans the years 1915-1920 and includes financial records and membership lists.

Mt. Ida Women's Institute, R.R. 1, Salmon Arm, B.C.

Tracy Ames collection

  • CA JHS A.2001.001
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1987

The fonds consist of correspondence, minutes, applications for funding, distribution lists, and draft material relating to the video. The fonds is arranged into 2 series: Photographs and sound recordings; and Research files.

Ames, Tracy

Vancouver Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1916 - 2004

The fonds consists of constitutions, minutes, correspondence, financial records, programs, scrapbooks, speeches, membership lists, clippings, and assorted other material relating to the administration of the organization. In addition, the fonds includes recording of lectures delivered to the Vancouver Institute. It is arranged in the following series: history, constitution, minutes, correspondence, financial records, programs, membership records, newspaper clippings, series papers, and lectures.

Vancouver Institute

Royal Canadian Legion, Cowichan Branch No. 53 fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1919 - 2007

The fonds consists of membership application files, Legion Newsletters, 2 scrapbooks, plans of the Legion building on Trunk Road, films on the Legion activities and photographs.

Royal Canadian Legion, Cowichan Branch No. 53

Alexander and Gina Dimant fonds

  • CA VHEC RA016
  • Fonds
  • [1920?]–2019

Fonds is comprised of correspondence, photographs, identity and personal documents, society registration documents, minutes, clippings, memorabilia and ephemera created or collected by Alexander and Gina Dimant in Poland, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Italy and Canada. Records pertain to their family history, work, school, and social and volunteer activities prior to and after the Second World War.

Records have been arranged into the following series: Correspondence (1941–2019), Photographs ([1920?]–[2016], Personal records (1938–2013), Artefacts (1940–[before 1948], 1997), Clippings and ephemera ([after 1942]–2016) and Janusz Korczak Association of Canada records (2001–2008).

Dimant family

Local No. 1 CCF Club of Saanich fonds

  • CA SMA 2010-023
  • Fonds
  • 1920 - 1988

Fonds consists of records originating from the CCF Hall on Douglas Street in Saanich and relating to the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (local, provincial, and federal groups) and to its successive form, the New Democratic Party (NDP). Fonds includes club constitution and by-laws, minutes, legal documents, financial records, correspondence, maps of polling areas, local charter certificates, event posters, news clippings and a scrapbook, organizational publications, photographs and sound & video recordings.

Local No. 1 CCF Club of Saanich

Parksville and District Community Society

  • CA PMA PMA 01
  • Item
  • 1923-1963

The fonds consists of minutes and occasional reports from Directors,1923-1944, 1950-1956, constitution & by-laws, balance sheets, 1926-1961 (incomplete), correspondence, membership lists and lists of subscribers, petty cash book, receipts and expenditures for Community Hall, records of sales of bonds, membership receipts, 1959-1962, lists of volunteer workers and visitors to the Park, and notes and copies of original documents compiled by J. E. Kingsley in the 1970s on the formation & early history of the Society. The fonds includes a map of the Community Park, 1955.

Parksville and District Community Society

Hadassah-WIZO Council of Vancouver fonds

  • CA JHS A.1993.005, A.2008.008, A.1999.006, A.2000.012, A.2000.015, A.2009.006
  • Fonds
  • 1924-2013 ; primarily 1950s - 2000

The fonds consists of Vancouver Hadassah-WIZO records, including chapter meeting minutes and agendas, membership lists, reports, events hosted and/or attended by Vancouver Hadassah-WIZO members, correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications, ephemera and a wide variety of scrapbooks and photographs. The fonds has been divided into 17 series including: Publications; Membership lists; Hadassah Blue Binders; Public Affairs; Hadassah Bazaar; Chapters; Administrative records; Conferences; Conventions; Correspondence; Events; Newspaper clippings; Reports; Ephemera; Scrapbooks and photo albums; Photographs; and Artifacts and audio visual.

Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) Vancouver

Varsity Outdoor Club fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1924 - 2007

The fonds consists of logbooks, trip register, meeting minutes, and photograph albums. The logbooks and trip registers chronicle the general activities of the Varsity Outdoor Club and the activities at their various cabin locations, with comments by many who use the facilities. The files on meeting minutes contain not only minutes, but also sometimes copies of the VOCene, the club’s newsletter, or advertisement and informational material related to the organization’s activities. The photograph albums contain black and white as well as colored prints from several decades of the club's existence.

University of British Columbia. Varsity Outdoor Club

Hollyburn Ridge collection

  • CA WVAN 031
  • Collection
  • 1925-1994

The collection consists of material relating to recreational activities at Hollyburn Ridge including ski competitions, ski jumping, the construction and leasing of cabins, and the involvement and organization of local ski clubs and related organizations. These include the Vancouver Ski Club, Westlake and Hollyburn Ski Club, Hollyburn Pacific Ski Club, Canadian Amateur Ski Association, and Hollyburn Ridge Association.

Collection is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Hollyburn Ski Club
Series 2: Hollyburn Ridge Association
Series 3: Vancouver Ski Club
Series 4: Ski competitions
Series 5: Hollyburn Pacific Ski Club
Series 6: Hollyburn Ridge activities
Series 7: Canadian Amateur Ski Association
Series 8: Cabins and lodges on Hollyburn Ridge
Series 9: Hollyburn Ridge photographs

Hollyburn Ridge Association

Physical Plant fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926-1962, 1968-2001

The fonds consists of reports and studies generated by Physical Plant and/or Plant Operations for various buildings and facilities between 1968 and 1983, and correspondence, reports, committee minutes, and published materials from UBC Utilities 1990-2001.

University of British Columbia. Physical Plant

Rossland Swimming Pool Society fonds

  • CA RMDC MS 2
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1969

Fonds consists of the textual records of the Rossland Swimming Pool Society from 1928, 1932-1969. Includes constitution and bylaws, history, diary, minutes, correspondence, financial records, personnel records, reports, lists, publicity, press releases, clippings,
ephemera, and plans.

Rossland Swimming Pool Society

UBC Summer Session Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1928-1929, 1941-1994

Fonds consists of minutes (1965-1989), copies of the Bulletin (1941-1975), drafts of constitutions and by-laws, financial records (1968-1994), photographs and printed material. Also included are correspondence, reports and schedules relating to S.S.A. sponsored concerts and film festivals.

University of British Columbia. Summer Session Association

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